Sarah Burgess' Kings extends at the Public Theater

Gillian Jacobs & Eisa Davis in Kings

The Public Theater has announced a 1-week extension for its current world premiere production of Kings, written by Sarah Burgess and directed by Tony Award winner Thomas Kail. Previews began on January 30, 2018, ahead of an official opening last night, February 20. The limited engagement will now run through to April 1, 2018 (instead of March 25) at the Public's LuEsther Theater.

Synopsis: Kings is a new play about money, politics and the state of the American republic. Kate is a whip-smart lobbyist who doesn't waste her time on anyone who can't get elected, stay elected and help her clients get what they want. Kate thinks Representative Sydney Millsap is a political neophyte whose staunch ideals are going to cost her a burgeoning political career. But Representative Millsap and her high-minded principles turn out to be more resilient than Washington was expecting, and for the first time Kate is faced with a choice that might change everything for her: back the system, or back what she believes in? Kings is a scathingly funny new play about the people at the heart of our democracy.

The cast of Kings includes Aya Cash (as Lauren), Eisa Davis (as Representative Sydney Millsap), Zach Grenier (as Senator John McDowell), and Gillian Jacobs (as Kate).

The creative team features scenic design by Anna Louizos, costume design by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Jason Lyons, and original music and sound design by Lindsay Jones.

Kings Tickets are available now for performances through to April 1, 2018.

(Photo by Joan Marcus)